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Don Antonio by Starita

309 W. 50th St., New York, NY 10019 40.762728 -73.98669
nr. 8th Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-265-3179 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

donantoniopizza.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3:30pm and 4:30pm-11:30pm; Sat-Sun, 11:30am-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.; 1 at 50th St.; N, Q, R at 49th St.

Prices

$9-23

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Kesté’s Roberto Caporuscio has teamed up with his old mentor Antonio Starita. In certain pizza-world circles, this is huge — like Gennaro Lombardi rising from the grave to sling slices with Dom DeMarco. For the uninitiated, Starita is third-generation pizza royalty. Along with Sophia Loren, his family’s Naples pizzeria starred in the Vittorio De Sica film L’Oro di Napoli. The man has served pizza to popes. He has tomato sauce coursing through his veins. In short, there is nothing about dough he doesn’t know. His student, Caporuscio, the U.S. president of the Association of Neapolitan Pizza Makers, is no slouch either.

Together, they’ve compiled a menu that reads like a last-meal request from a Neapolitan-pizza addict on death row. There are red pizzas, white pizzas, fried pizzas, fried-and-then-baked pizzas, stuffed pizzas, calzones, and many other doughy delights. The wood-fired oven, it goes without saying, is custom-built from volcanic soil and stone. There’s room for 70 devout pizza worshippers, and an Italian-accented cocktail list that employs both Campari and black squid-ink.

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